The introduction of the one-keyed transverse flute in France and its use in the French baroque cantata.

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Title:
The introduction of the one-keyed transverse flute in France and its use in the French baroque cantata.
Author:
Miller, Michelle Renee.
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
During the second half of the seventeenth century, the transverse flute was transformed from a cylindrical, one-pieced, six-holed instrument into a conically bored instrument in three or four pieces with seven tone holes and one key. These changes enabled flutists to adapt to a new repertoire that demanded improved intonation and increased tonal control. A genre which exploited these improvements was the French cantata, in which, the flute, along with the violin, was more and more favored as an obbligato instrument. Political and internal upheavals during the last years of Louis XIV's reign changed the atmosphere at Versailles from one of gay spectacle, in the mid-century, to one of pious restraint by the late 1680s. Consequently, during the preremiste era (1687-1733) the center of musical activity shifted from Versailles to the Paris salon and concern hall where Philippe, Duc dOrleans, was a key figure. Fortuitously, the cantata and the one-keyed flute found favor at precisely the same time and in the same aristocratic circles in Paris. I believe it was this confluence of historical, social and technical factors that encouraged the development, in France, of one of the earliest ensemble repertories for the flute.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Flute -- France.
Degree Name:
A.Mus.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kashy, Jean-Louis

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe introduction of the one-keyed transverse flute in France and its use in the French baroque cantata.en_US
dc.creatorMiller, Michelle Renee.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Michelle Renee.en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring the second half of the seventeenth century, the transverse flute was transformed from a cylindrical, one-pieced, six-holed instrument into a conically bored instrument in three or four pieces with seven tone holes and one key. These changes enabled flutists to adapt to a new repertoire that demanded improved intonation and increased tonal control. A genre which exploited these improvements was the French cantata, in which, the flute, along with the violin, was more and more favored as an obbligato instrument. Political and internal upheavals during the last years of Louis XIV's reign changed the atmosphere at Versailles from one of gay spectacle, in the mid-century, to one of pious restraint by the late 1680s. Consequently, during the preremiste era (1687-1733) the center of musical activity shifted from Versailles to the Paris salon and concern hall where Philippe, Duc dOrleans, was a key figure. Fortuitously, the cantata and the one-keyed flute found favor at precisely the same time and in the same aristocratic circles in Paris. I believe it was this confluence of historical, social and technical factors that encouraged the development, in France, of one of the earliest ensemble repertories for the flute.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectFlute -- France.en_US
thesis.degree.nameA.Mus.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKashy, Jean-Louisen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSutherland, Warrenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDietz, Williamen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9229849en_US
dc.identifier.oclc703281299en_US
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